We are open early in anticipation of difficult travel tomorrow or later. I have processed all the Oscar movies I have at the moment. The first of you who ask to be on the list for them should have gotten your email and there are a few on the shelf. I know everyone wanted them before the storm. We also have lots of fabulous new books on the shelf as well and fun things for kiddos.
Also, Meredith just changed the Story Book Trail near the cocoa cabin. Now you can read Snow Comes to the Farm by Nathaniel Tripp out there. It makes for a really fun afternoon destination. Kids ski free and we would be happy to loan you the trail pass!
I’ll see you soon and, please, stay safe tomorrow. It is possible that we will not open in order to keep ourselves, but also you, safe from harm. If we close I will alert you on our website, via Facebook, and Twitter.
Please join the Friends of the Jackson Public Library for a Family Dance Party featuring live music from Miss Maybell and Slimpickin’s on Saturday July 23, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm outside on the lawn at the Jackson Public Library, located at 52 Main Street in Jackson, NH.
There will be games for the kids, and picnic food available for purchase from Sweeney Sensations catering. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this fun, free family-friendly event! Join us rain or shine, with all activities moving into the Library in the unlikely case of inclement weather.
Local favorites Miss Maybell and Slimpickin’s are a musical duo based in Jackson, NH. They play American Roots, Jazz, Blues, Country, and Ragtime music from the 1920-40s, as well as classic original tunes. Wherever they play they bring smiles to the faces of those around them, and are guaranteed to be like no other band you have ever seen before.
Slimpickin’s has been playing guitar for more than fifteen years, and with his undying love for old music has truly mastered the classic finger-style blues guitar of some of the most amazing pickers in early American music, such as Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, and Big Bill Bronzy. Miss Maybell, has always had a deep love of music and has been singing, and playing one instrument or another for her whole life. She has a immense attachment to the great woman singers of the past such as Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday. She also plays Banjo, Washboard, Guitar and Kazoo, while stomping away on her suitcase kick-drum.
Needless to say Miss Maybell & Slimpickin’s are not only technicians of quite difficult music they also know how to make the audience have a fun time!
The presentation is free and open to the public although a $5.00 donation is welcome to offset event expenses. For more information, please contact the Jackson Public Library at 603-383-9731.
I am thrilled to announce that in addition to our usual hours the Jackson Public Library will be open on Sunday afternoons from 2pm to 5pm this summer. Come and take advantage of our beautiful building and the sunny workspaces it offers; the busy children’s area; movies and games; magazines and newspapers; and all the services we provide.
We are able to offer these expanded hours to residents and visitors alike thanks to our committed Board of Trustees and Library Staff who work so hard to provide for the diverse needs of the Jackson community. If you have any questions or comments about this, or anything else, please email Lichen.
P.S. I am looking for a kind and talented volunteer to help me make two wooden signs to hang below our hours boards announcing this addition. If you are handy with a saw and/or a paintbrush, please get in touch.
The weather has not improved so the Library will remain closed today. We will see you tomorrow at 2pm. Remember that you can still download books, use databases, place holds, and all kinds of great stuff all from the comfort of home.
We are an outdoorsy community around Jackson. When it’s late December and there isn’t any snow on the ground, folks start to get a little feverish. In order to provide a small antidote the Library will be showing nonstop movies for the vacation week.
The meeting room is darkened; the sound system is checked; the bean bags have been placed;all we need now are your picks and your attendance. Have a look at the Library calendar to see what slots still need movie titles in them. Email us to make a request and be sure to include the day and time as well as the title.*
Unfinished business by Anne-Marie Slaughter. I was touchy to add this – I find myself sensitive to the ‘down with social media’ drumbeat. Meredith assures me that the interview on NPR actually messaged the opposite. That there is a time and a place for everything. *That* I can get behind. Find it at 305.42 SLA.
We are proud to be participating again in this year’s Return of the Pumpkin People. Our Charlotte’s Web display last year was a smash hit and I am planning something this year to highlight the Library’s modern services.
Unsurprisingly, to those who know me, I have waited until the last minute and I am begging some help. If you would like to provide any of the following, please drop it at the Library any time; leave a comment below; or email me and I will happily and gratefully accept.
If you want to give something, please drop it off before 9/26 (yes, that is Saturday):
an old light-colored sheet,
Fabric markers or paint,
Bale of straw,
old lawn chair – adirondack style would be ideal. I can return it,-
long sleeved turtleneck (there will be a short sleeved over it)
PUMPKIN! Human head size
Old and not-functional laptop
Old wooden crate (for a makeshift side table)
Heavy gauge wire
Zip ties, big ones
If you want to help out. please come to the Library around 10am on Saturday 9/26 and give me a hand. Tasks may include the following.
Lettering a large sign
Hang sheet from a tall ladder
Stuff clothes with newspaper to create pumpkin man
Lend some ideas and creativity as we set it up
We had a blast making the display last year – this is a fun project that helps the Library – but most of all gives us a reason to spend a few hours building something. Kids are welcome to come and race around – mine will be here. Thanks for any help you might be able to provide and I promise to manage my time better next year.
Fatal harbor by Brendan DuBois. Find it at F DUB Le.8. This is a great novel by a NH author and all-around decent fellow. We have almost all the series if you want to start from the beginning… and we’ll be pleased to get you the one we are missing too.
Purity by Jonathan Franzen. Find it at F FRA. Remember The Corrections? This is the new one by the same author.
The nature of the beast by Louise Penny. Find it at F PEN Bk.11. Another popular series for all types of readers and this is the very latest, but we have almost all of them.
Girl waits with gun by Amy Stewart. Find it at F STE. I happened to run across the review and this sounds delightful. Hopefully one of you will let me know soon!
Starlight on Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs. Find it at F WIG La.11. Also the latest in a series, but they can be read individually too.
Spain Find it at 914.6 BUS. This is a literary traveller’s guide to Spain. I love the idea of reading stories set in the place I am about to visit.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Find it at YA 940.54 HIL. The popular story with some of more adult themes omitted. Sounds like my kind of re-working.
New Audio Books
The bucolic plague by Josh Kilmer-Purcell. Find it at CD 306.77 KIL. I have been dying to read this, being a new farmer type myself, but don’t have the time – I’m too busy milking, harvesting, and freezing! Hoping I’ll have better luck listening while I work.
It’s raining and a great day to stay indoors. Everyone knows the Library is a great place to sit and read, but I decided to change things up today and show all day movies in our meeting room. We’ll let those who happen to be around when one ends choose the next one. Keeping it in the G and PG range so the littles can enjoy too. Grown-ups are still expected to be nearby – in the building or watching along. Hope to see you soon!